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How to help baby’s tummy problems
Baby tummy problems? If only they could tell you what’s wrong. Until we locate a baby whisperer, here are a few ways you can help an unsettled baby.
Nov 8, 2020
Try “bicycle legs” to activate their little digestive system.
Try giving them a warm bath.
Try clockwise tummy massages after a bath to help move things along.
. Read our checklist on how to give a baby massage If they seem colicky or uncomfortable, try feeding little and often.
. Read our checklist on what to do if your baby has colic for more tips Try burping baby after every feed until they seem more comfortable.
Try burping halfway through feeds.
Try different feeding positions to find out what suits baby best. For different breastfeeding holds, check out our guide to getting comfortable.
Try carrying baby upright, perhaps in a sling after a feed, if they are colicky or uncomfortable: 15 mins is a safe bet.
Try cool boiled water between feeds if they are constipated.
Talk to your healthcare provider (HCP) if you think your baby could be reacting to a certain milk.
Read Troubleshooting tummy troubles to help you get to the bottom of your little’s one upset stomach.
Talk to your HCP if you’re concerned baby’s tummy problems could be caused by underlying illness.
Consider your own diet if you are breastfeeding. Talk to your HCP about how your diet could be affecting baby.
Talk to your HCP if you’re worried your baby might be lactose intolerant. You can read up on the symptoms of lactose intolerance here.
Consider if your baby might have tongue-tie. Some babies are born with it and it can affect their feeding if left untreated.
We believe that breastfeeding is the ideal nutritional start for babies and we fully support the World Health Organizations recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life.We also recognize that breastfeeding is not always an option for parents. No matter your feeding choice, Nestlé Baby & Me Caribbean is here to share the latest evidence-based information to ensure you feel supported and confident that you are giving your baby the best nutrition.